May 8, 2004

So Po-Mo, dude

Speaking of confusing nostalgia for mainstream celebrity crushes, I just saw The Rules of Attraction. Finally someone has made a college movie that can rival the long honored canon of films about high school. Brilliantly it stars the protagonist from the corniest high school television drama ever made: Dawson.

At times this film was so dead-on it was eerie. The mailroom, in particular, so perfectly identical to that of Sarah Lawrence it gave me the chills. You don’t even want to know how hard I cringed at mention of the Dress to Get Screwed Party. There was an amazing scene with Fred Savage and Dawson. Makes you realize that we're no more real than these tv icons, remember Alex Mac and the guy from Mighty Ducks? Misti's recent appearances on Joan of Arcadia.

And of course there was the actual Sarah Lawrence character, which it turned out, did not sum up every overplayed joke about the school, but was instead an uncanny sketch of the most unexpected SLC person of all. The combination of untouchable suaveness and ape-with-tourett’s table manner bore uncanny similarity to the one and only Jason Rosen. It seemed utterly impossible, how could some one so over the top and one of a kind be so easily turned into a type? J-Ro, have you been having secret rendezvous’ at the Cock with Bret Easton Ellis all these four years? Or is life really one enormous cliché?

Posted by on May 8, 2004 1:38 AM

henry and i watched this movie on on demand. i think he fell asleep but that is nothing new. personally, i was disappointed by the film. i had high hopes that did not pan out. basically, i felt it was crap. it never added up to anything. and also they cut the dawson creek anal sex scene. xob

Posted by: bmad on May 8, 2004 4:04 PM

Was that guy at the dinner table supposed to be from SLC in the movie? Is Sarah Lawrence really like that? All the teen angst suicide? Here is my real question: if that girl Lauren was so terrified with STD's why did she give that bizaar blowjob? The boy who went on the Eurpopean vacation looked like how i remember Jules to look.

Posted by: Lea on May 14, 2004 5:53 PM

Type? I have never seen the movie, but I fucking suare to God Margaret, the next time we have dinner, you're gonna be sorry for ever having compared me to some shit-eating faggot of a "type" that was written out of Bret Easton Ellis' ass- or maybe-like all other things- forget about this by the time I see you next- because I am a sad alcoholic with too many people making cheap imitations of me. And I am unique- and different- jesus, appraently not....
I love you, how was Asher?>

Posted by: j-Rova on June 10, 2004 12:32 AM
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